Hungry Battlestar Galactica fans will have a chance to satiate their thirst a little this evening when Sci Fi Channel premieres the Battlestar Galactica: Razor flashback minisodes during episodes of Flash Gordon.  Yes, this is no doubt a move to try to bolster the ailing Gordon franchise, but if you can’t stomach Flash even for a kibble of Battlestar Galactica action – and no one would blame you if you couldn’t – you will be able to watch the two-minute minisodes online after they air.

The minisodes tell the tale of a young William Adama during the first Cylon war. The minisodes are around two minutes each and feature young Adama duking it out with hordes of centurions, and eventually making a discovery that will come back to haunt him and the Pegasus.

The suggestion is that there may be a bit of information in the minisodes vital to the story of Battlestar Galactica: Razor.  If that is the case, fans may not be thrilled with the maneuver.   Particularly ones that have to wade through an hour of Flash Gordon’s cathode vomit to get the gist. 

Of course if the idea of watching a story two minutes at a time doesn’t appeal to you – as it might to say, someone with severe ADD – you can always wait and buy the Razor DVD that will be released within days of the movies airing.  The DVD will contain all of the minisodes stitched together in one linear piece of story.

The movie itself will balance two time lines, that of Admiral Cain in the wake of the Cylon attack on Caprica, and Lee Adam’s first mission as commander of the Pegasus.  The title, Razor, is a Colonial Veteran term that refers to a certain type of soldier, one who strips away their sense of humanity, doubt, and shame, until all that remains is a devastating human implement, a ‘Razor’ capable of rending enemies without remorse, and what happens when the blade cuts inward, into the soul of the human being that once was.  Heavy.

– Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer

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